• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – program evaluation resources

    The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) website contains a series of resources for planning an evaluation (including the development of an evaluation brief, KEQs, planning documents, and stakeholder engagement), data collec
  • Planting the seeds for high-quality program evaluation in public health

    This free e-text book, created as a collaboration between the evaluation staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Asthma Control Program and Fierro Consulting Inc., provides a practical introduction to program eval
  • Data collection methods for evaluation: Document review

    This brief from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a discussion of the key requirements necessary for conducting a document review.
  • Monitoring the composition and evolution of the research networks of the CGIAR research program on roots, tubers and bananas (RTB)

    This Brief provides an example of how Social Network Analysis (SNA) can be used, in the context of agricultural research.
  • Developing a performance story report

    This guide outlines a step-by-step participatory process for developing a performance story report in the context of ‘performance story evaluation’ and natural resource management, but can be used for monitoring and in other contexts.
  • Revolutionary Google-backed system unlocks power of big data to save forests

    This blog post from Rhett A Butler for outlines the use of a new tool, Global Forest Watch, which uses big data to monitor global forests on a monthly basis.  Utilising Google’s computing cloud the tool is able to analyse NASA
  • The use of monitoring and evaluation in agriculture and rural development projects

    The document reviews monitoring and evaluation practises carried out in agricultural and rural development projects, financed by the World Bank.
  • Better Monitoring: Help us address the neglected ‘M’ in M&E

    Effective monitoring is essential for managing performance, however, despite this, monitoring is often undervalued and understood quite narrowly.
  • What do we need for better monitoring?

    This blog by Jo Hall and Patricia Rogers provides an update on the Global Partnership for Better Monitoring project.
  • BetterMonitoring draft framework - September 2021

    BetterEvaluation is working with UNICEF to try and improve our collective understanding and practice of the monitoring function. The BetterMonitoring initiative focuses on trying to elevate the monitoring function to make it more visible and to provide…
  • Ushahidi

    Ushahidi is an open-source mapping and crowdsourcing tool that can be used by organizations to collect, manage and analyse crowdsourced info.
  • Evaluation design checklist

    The checklist provides a set of issues one needs to consider while planning, undertaking and reporting an evaluation and covers the requirements seen in typical requests for evaluation proposals.
  • Catholic relief services'; (CRS) Guidance for developing logical and results frameworks

    This document was primarily written to provide guidance for conceptualizing, writing, selecting and measuring project performance indicators.
  • Program Evaluation: a Plain English Guide

    This 11-step guide defines program evaluation, what it is used for, the different types and when they should be used. Also covered is how to plan a program evaluation, monitor performance, communicate findings, deliver bad news, and put imp
  • Evaluations of post-disaster recovery: A review of practice material

    This systematic evidence review of post-disaster recovery efforts, published by the journal Evidence Base (ANZSOG), identifies useful case studies and methods and aims to inform the development of a national post-disaster evaluatio
  • Blue Marble Evaluation

    Blue Marble Evaluation is a global initiative focused on training the next generation of evaluators to Think Globally, Act Globally and Evaluate Globally.